Open Call | //Buzzcut// Festival, Scotland

cropped-buzzcut-full-logo-yellowDeadline: 4 December
The festival will take place from the 5 to 9 April 2017 and will be based at the Pearce Institute in Govan.

//BUZZCUT// is a collective of artists in Glasgow who are dedicated to creating welcoming, community focused environments for sharing and experimenting with radical performance practice. They run multiple events throughout the year but their favourite thing is their festival as it’s a time for real durational gathering and communal action. They normally programme between 50-60 artists or companies, with half of the work always being from people based in Scotland. They programme artists from a range of backgrounds including visual art, dance, activism and theatre whose work experiments with the possibilities of live performance and does not sit comfortably within traditional forms (such as plays).

This year a large portion of the programme will be based in outdoor locations and in spaces around Govan e.g. a local charity shop, a pub, a library, a cafe, a working men’s club, a church, a shopping centre. They will still programme some work in the Pearce Institute which has a range of studio spaces, however they are particularly interested in programming performance that happens outdoors in public space, or in unexpected locations. Upon your selection the Festival will work with you to find the best possible space, but please identify what this would ideally be in your application.

What the Festival offers:

  • £100 per person contribution to each artist’s costs.
  • A free meal every day of the festival
  • Seeing all of the other work at the festival for free
  • Somewhere to stay in Glasgow if you are coming for outside of the city (this will be with a lovely local resident
  • UK wide travel covered (If you’re flying from abroad, the Festival will be able to contribute up to £100 per person)
  • Technical support for your show including an operator
  • A lively, welcoming environment to present your work in
  • Video and photographic documentation
  • A range of UK and international programmers in the audience
  • Accessibility support for the work to make it open to a wide range of audiences

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